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Pedestrian Killed in Crash in Horry County, South Carolina

January 22, 2019

HORRY COUNTY, SC. – According to an online news story reported at, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a traffic crash January 18 in Horry County, South Carolina. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time, but the victim’s name has been released by officials.*

The incident occurred in the early morning on January 18 on South Carolina Highway 9 in Horry County. At about 6 a.m., a pedestrian was walking along Highway 9 in Little River, South Carolina, when a passing vehicle struck him. 

Reports said the accident occurred in the “fast lane,” near the North Stand Nissan dealership. The vehicle was described as a 2001 Saturn. The model was not included in reports. It is not clear if the pedestrian was trying to cross the highway or was walking on the side of the highway. 

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and did not survive. The Horry County Coroner’s Office pronounced him deceased at the scene of the accident. Michelle McSpadden, with the Horry County Coroner’s Office, identified the pedestrian as 45-year-old Romeo Gregorio. McSpadden said Gregorio was from Guatemala but had been living in Little River. 

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The driver’s name, age, and city of residence were not released. It is not clear whether the driver will be cited or charged in connection with the accident. 

South Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash, and Troopers have not reported further information at this time. 

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